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ESnet Among Five Groups Honored with SCinet Spirit of Innovation Award

November 12, 2018

Five organizations in particular were instrumental in delivering 800 gigabits per second of long-haul bandwidth to the SC Conference this year, and they are being recognized with the SCinet Spirit of Innovation Award.  Read More

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SCinet 2018: A High-Capacity Network for HPC Unveiled in Dallas

November 8, 2018

ESnet staff are once again contributing their expertise to build and operate SCinet, one of the most powerful and advanced networks in the world that is created annually to bring high-speed networking capabilities to the Supercomputing Conference.  Read More

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ESnet to Support Leading-Edge Demos at SC18

November 7, 2018

ESnet staff will be working with other research organizations and vendors to support a series of demos at the forefront of networking, including the use of new hardware and software. Here are three key demos supported by ESnet: Making SENSE of Software Defined Networking In collaboration with two universities and three national laboratories, ESnet will demonstrate its Software-defined network for…  Read More

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Helping SC18 Make All the Right Connections

November 6, 2018

Every November, thanks to the volunteer efforts of hundreds of network experts, the SC conference becomes one of the best-connected sites on the planet. When SC18 convenes Nov. 11 in Dallas, the SCinet team, including staff from ESnet, NERSC and the lab's IT Division, will have spent the previous year preparing for the event.  Read More

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OSCARS Upgraded to Support Big Science Collaborations

October 25, 2018

The Energy Sciences Network’s (ESnet’s) award-winning OSCARS (On-demand Secure Circuits and Reservation System) has just been upgraded. The tool, now called OSCARS 1.0, allows network engineers to make multi-point bandwidth reservations and features a new programmable API and graphical user interface. OSCARS is a software service that creates dedicated bandwidth channels for scientists who…  Read More

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ESnet's Network, Software Help SLAC Researchers in Record-Setting Transfer of 1 Petabyte of Data

October 17, 2018

Using a 5,000-mile network loop operated by ESnet, researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and Zettar Inc. recently transferred 1 petabyte  in 29 hours, with encryption and checksumming, beating last year's record by 5 hours, an almost 15 percent improvement. The project is aimed at achieving the high data transfer rates needed to accommodate the…  Read More

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Meet Adam Slagell, ESnet’s New Chief Security Officer

September 25, 2018

As ESnet’s new chief security officer, Adam Slagell will head the facility’s security team and generate a security strategy for the network. He will also join the organization’s senior leadership team and provide valuable input into the growing network’s strategic direction.  Read More

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ESnet’s Monga to Lead Quantum Network Discussions at DOE Workshop

September 17, 2018

Inder Monga, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), is headed to Rockville, MD next week to participate in the Quantum Networks for Open Science (QNet) Workshop, to be held Sept. 25-26. Sponsored by the DOE's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, the event will bring together experts from national labs, industry, government, and academia…  Read More

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ESnet Summer Students: Mentoring The Next Generation of Network Engineers

August 14, 2018

The student interns who come to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) each summer offer many advantages: they are motivated, energetic, and can bring a pair of new eyes to a project. But they are also important because they represent the next generation of researchers and engineers. To capture the best talent, the Department of Energy’s ESnet (Energy Sciences Network) uses its internship program to create a student-to-employee pipeline for Berkeley Lab, where ESnet is located.  Read More

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Recap: ESnet at the 2nd National Research Platform Workshop

August 13, 2018

Last week, several ESnet staff members organized and participated in the second annual National Research Platform workshop, which brought together representatives from more than 100 key institutions that are working to create a nationwide science data network.  Read More

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Second National Research Platform Workshop to Focus on Scaling to a Nationwide Science Data ‘Superhighway’

August 1, 2018

Several ESnet staff members helped organize and are participating in the second annual National Research Platform workshop, held Aug 6-7, 2018 at Montana State University.  Read More

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IU, Energy Sciences Network receive $3.5M grant to help researchers accelerate big data sharing

June 27, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Indiana University & Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) a three-year, $3.5 million grant to help scientists more efficiently work with massive datasets that have become essential to modern scientific discovery. The funding will create EPOC: Engagement and Performance Operations Center.  Read More

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Computing Sciences Summer Student Program Draws 90-plus Participants

June 7, 2018

Dozens of college students from around the world will spend the next two months at Berkeley Lab as part of the Computing Sciences Summer Student Program.   Read More

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ESnet Site Coordinators Committee Convenes in Berkeley

May 30, 2018

On May 15, ESnet hosted its twice-a-year site coordinators committee meeting. Berkeley Lab Director Mike Witherell welcomed the 23 in-person and nine remote attendees and emphasized the importance of ESnet6.  Read More

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ESnet Staff Take Expertise on the Road to Help Universities Operate Innovative Networks

March 29, 2018

For the past four years ESnet has been transferring their networking expertise to staff at other research and education organizations. As part of the Operating Innovative Networks series, ESnet co-led 23 workshops that reached and estimated 750 network employees at 360 institutions in 39 states and 38 other nations.  Read More

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ESnet Workshop Report Outlines Data Management Needs in Metagenomics, Precision Medicine

February 22, 2018

Like most areas of research, the bioinformatics sciences community is facing an unprecedented explosion in the size and number of data sets being created, spurred largely by the decreasing cost of genome sequencing technology. As a result there is a critical need for more effective tools for data management, analysis and access. Adding to the complexity, two major fields in bioinformatics –…  Read More

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Networking, Data Experts Design a Better Portal for Scientific Discovery

January 29, 2018

These days, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the World Wide Web was created nearly 30 years ago primarily to help researchers access and share scientific data. Over the years, the web has evolved into a tool that helps us eat, shop, travel, watch movies and even monitor our homes. Meanwhile, scientific instruments have become much more powerful, generating massive datasets, and international…  Read More

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ESnet’s Petascale DTN Project Speeds up Data Transfers between Leading HPC Centers

December 11, 2017

A new Petascale Data Transfer Node project aims to to achieve regular disk-to-disk, end-to-end transfer rates of one petabyte per week between major supercomputing facilities, which translates to achievable throughput rates of about 15 Gbps on real world science data sets.   Read More

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High-Performance Computing Cuts Particle Collision Data Prep Time

November 28, 2017

A new approach to raw data reconstruction has potential to turn particle tracks into physics discoveries faster. And, Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers recently proved the concept with help from NERSC supercomputers & ESnet's high-speed network.  Read More

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ESnet Renews, Upgrades Transatlantic Network Connections

November 13, 2017

Three years after ESnet first deployed its own transatlantic networking connection, the project is now being upgraded to four 100 gigabits-per-second links. These links gives researchers at America’s national laboratories and universities ultra-fast access to scientific data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other research sites in Europe.  Read More